"We are 100 percent ready to execute this mission and get relief to the people of Texas", Bancroft said.
He said Texas has since activated some Guard members who were deployed overseas or were dealing with flooding on their own property.
"Most [rescues] have been by some type of boat, but these also include nearly 300 hoist rescues [by helicopter], which are very technically hard", Witham said, adding that weather conditions initially prevented helicopter crews from flying.
TEMA is the lead agency for the Emergency Management Assistance Compact process which allows any state to request needed disaster support.
"On Wednesday alone, Punt Teams took more than 940 people in the Houston, Texas area to safety".
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The soldiers are trained and equipped to conduct aeromedical evacuation and rescue missions.
The Coast Guard is taking more than 1,000 calls an hour on their end. "So that's a great resource that we can provide from Wisconsin down to Texas". Gen. Witham said the military was planning on a lengthy involvement in storm relief and recovery, and was taking a "phased approach" to bringing in troops and equipment. About 400 soldiers and airmen are now on duty, he added.
The H-65 Dolphin and HH-60 Jayhawk are the two helicopters primarily used by the Coast Guard while the C-130 aircraft serves as the service's main fixed-wing cargo plane. "So it just kind of depends on when those bands hit and where".
Two aircrews from the 249th Airlift Squadron and 13 Guardian Angels from the 212th Rescue Squadron, a crew chief and a photographer, departed at 10:45 a.m.
Approximately 30 Soldiers and Airmen are serving in the Houston, Austin, and San Antonio, Texas operations areas.